Passages

Passages

Paul Martin September 5 2005
Passages

Passages

Paul Martin September 5 2005

Passages

Paul Martin

DIED To hockey players, he was Dr. Safety, the ophthalmologist who helped pioneer the helmet and face protection after his son was injured in a game in 1959. The longstanding chairman of the Canadian Standards Association committee for hockey and lacrosse equipment, Dr. Tom Pashby died at his Toronto home. He was 90.

DIED He was associate chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada for 18 years, until his retirement in 1998.

But James Jerome is probably best remembered as the fair-minded Liberal Speaker of the House of Commons (1974-80) during one of its most fractious eras—the collapse of the Trudeau Liberals and the election of Joe Clark’s short-lived minority government. Jerome died in Ottawa at 72.

TRADED He was given three years probation for his role in the high-speed car crash in 2003 that took the life of teammate Dan Snyder, and the Snyder family and most fans forgave him. But Dany Heatley, 24, wanted a fresh start and the Atlanta Thrashers obliged: they traded their star to the Ottawa Senators for forward Marian Hossa, 26, and defenceman Greg de Vries, 32.

AILING Chuck Strahl,

48, a well-liked Conservative veteran and deputy Speaker of the Commons, told his constituents he has lung cancer, probably from asbestos exposure from his work as a logger 20 years ago. A non-smoker, Strahl said the disease is in the lining of his lungs.

RETURNING Handsome and smart, Michael Ignatieff, 58, was known as “the thinking woman’s crumpet” when he was a TV host in Britain. He’s bound to set more tongues wagging now that he’s coming home to Canada to teach at the University of Toronto. Many see him as a possible Liberal successor to Prime Minister Paul Martin.